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Eagles sign eight practice squad players to futures deals

The Eagles signed eight players to futures contracts on Monday. Players can only be signed to a futures deal if they are not on an active NFL roster at the end of the season. Linebacker Alex Singleton was a notable futures contract signing following the 2018 season, who made the 53-man roster in mid-October.

• River Cracraft. WR: The 6-0, 198-pound Washington State product signed with the Eagles' practice squad on December 24. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Cracraft bounced between the Denver Broncos practice squad and their active roster. Over the course of two seasons, he played in nine games for the Broncos and made his first career reception for 44 yards against the Chargers on December 30, 2018.

• Alex Ellis, TE: The undrafted free agent out of Tennessee saw action in three games this season for the Eagles. With injuries to tight ends Zach Ertz (ribs, back) and Dallas Goedert (calf) in the beginning of the season, Ellis was called up from the practice squad and filled that role when needed. Ellis spent the 2018 season with the Kansas City Chiefs and made his NFL debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016. He saw action in six games at Jacksonville and totaled three receptions for 11 yards.

• Marcus Green, WR: The 5-8, 191-pound wide receiver was signed to the Eagles' practice squad after being waived by the Falcons. Green was selected in the 2019 draft in the sixth round by Atlanta. During college, he appeared in 48 games for Louisiana-Monroe. Green finished his Warhawk career tied for third in school history in receiving touchdowns with 23, third in career receptions with 202, and second in career receiving yards with 2,698.

• Albert Huggins, DT: Standing at 6-3, 305 pounds, Huggins was an undrafted free agent out of Clemson in 2019. He played in four games for the Eagles this season, where he recorded a career-high two tackles against the Patriots. Huggins was a member of two National Championship teams at Clemson University. He finished his collegiate career with 83 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 7.0 sacks, and 25 QB pressures in 46 games.

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• Kyle Lauletta, QB: A fourth-round selection by the New York Giants in 2018, quarterback Kyle Lauletta remained on the Eagles' practice squad for the 2019 season. He played in two games for New York, where he became the first Giants' rookie quarterback to throw a regular-season pass since Eli Manning in 2004. The Richmond product stands at 6-2, 219 pounds.

• Marken Michel, WR: The 5-11, 191-pound UMass product was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He spent time on the practice squad before signing with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Michel signed a futures contract last season and rejoined the Eagles' practice squad on December 5.

• Keegan Render, C: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Eagles in 2019, the center stands at 6-4, 307 pounds. The Iowa alum was named third-team All-Big Ten by league media and honorable mention by coaches after starting all 13 games at center as a senior in 2018.

• Tremon Smith, CB: The cornerback out of Central Arkansas has played in 22 games, seven for the Packers and 15 for the Chiefs. He recorded eight combined tackles and one pass defensed in those games. The 5-11, 190-pound third-year player was drafted in the sixth round by Kansas City in 2018.

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